Synaptic error message -- how to respond
- Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:42:07 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Synaptic error message -- how to respond
I have repeatedly received the following error message:
E: galternatives: package is in a very bad inconsistent state;
you should reinstall it before attempting configuration
I don't recall what triggered it last week. Today I wanted to install
"apt-rdepends" which displayed the above error message. I closed the
message window. The box next to apt-rdepends was colored green
indicating it had been successfully installed. I did a test run of it
and got reasonably looking output.
I attempt to reinstall "galternatives" and receive:
subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
What should I do next?